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hire

verb [T] uk   /haɪər/ us    /haɪr/
B1 UK ( US rent) to pay to use something for a short period: How much would it cost to hire a car for the weekend? You could always hire a dress for the ball if you can't afford to buy one.B2 to employ someone or pay someone to do a particular job: I was hired by the first company I applied to. [+ to infinitive] We ought to hire a public relations consultant to help improve our image.
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noun uk   /haɪər/ us    /haɪr/

hire noun (THING)

[U] UK an arrangement to use something by paying for it: The price includes flights and car hire. a hire car There's a camping shop in town that has tents for hire (= available to be hired) at £30 a week.
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hire noun (PERSON)

[C] mainly US a person to whom a company has recently given a job: She's our latest hire.
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